Glynn Vivian Art Gallery: blog

Artist in Residence: Hannah Downing


Our Artist in Residence for January/ February, Hannah Downing comments on her practice  so far.


It’s coming up to the halfway mark of the seven week residency at the YMCA. The studio is on the
corner of the YMCA building, with windows wrap around, allowing for a panoramic view of
Swansea’s rooftop horizon. Looking at the horizon, it can be experienced simultaneously as a
perpetual horizontal line but also as a circular thing, like an orbit which surrounds us: how would
this be drawn? During the residency period I am exploring ways in which experiences of looking
can be expressed in pictures.
So far I’ve been spending time reflecting, planning and researching, this week being the week to
start “making”. Time is going quickly! Apart from doing my own work, there have been other
things to keep me busy: I have met some of the groups which come to the YMCA to participate in
the Glynn Vivian’s offsite activities, there was also Art’s Birthday and a talk last week by Megan

 For more information and to visit Hannah’s studio, contact the Gallery on 01792 516900.

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